A guide to freelance writing - how to get the job you want
Freelance writing is quite simply in a boom period. With the development of digital marketing and digital communication, there is a huge demand for quality freelance writers producing material on an almost unbelievable range of topics. If you are interested in working in this field then here are some steps you can take to get the job you want.
- Join an appropriate digital marketing organization for freelance writers.
- Develop a strong and interesting CV.
- Examine the world of freelance writing and how other people operate.
- Create a varied and interesting portfolio.
- Make your services indispensable.
There are many organizations which operate on behalf of freelance writers. You would do well to consider many of them and choose one or more which really appeal to you and suit your expertise. You may find it very hard to get work off your own bat but by developing a reputation in a reputable organization, you give yourself a much better chance of getting the job you want.
You must have a strong and interesting CV. If that means going to a professional CV writer and having them create one for you then so be it. Your reputation and your achievements, your qualifications and experience should all be clearly laid out and used to sell your services.
You can always learn from somebody else and particularly from somebody who's very good at what they do. Take your time and go online to see how other freelance writers operate. You can read about them in blogs. You can see their qualifications and experience on freelance writing websites. Learn from others.
You must have a varied and interesting portfolio. Go back and look over the things you've written in all sorts of situations. If those articles or blogs or eBooks are relevant and interesting and well-written then they should be added to your portfolio. If you feel your portfolio is lacking in an area or two, create some work to add it to your portfolio.
If you think about it, the best way to get the job you want is to make your services indispensable. Look at the type of job you want and write down what sort of freelance writer is required to perform that or other jobs. Then make sure that you have the qualifications and the ability to be that writer.